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Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors

Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors explores how technology can empower and engage parents, caregivers and families, and the emerging role of media mentors who guide young children and their families in the 21st century. This thought-provoking guide to innovative approaches to family engagement includes Spotlight on Engagement case studies, success stories, best practices, helpful hints for media mentors, and "learn more" resources woven into each chapter to connect the dots between child development, early learning, developmentally appropriate practice, family engagement, media mentorship and digital age technology. In addition, the book is driven by a set of best practices for teaching with technology in early childhood education that are based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Fred Rogers Center joint position statement on Technology and Interactive Media.

 

Table of Contents 

Dedication

Foreword by Ellen Galinsky

Preface

Acknowledgements

Contributors

Spotlight on Engagement Profiles

Abbreviations and Acronyms

List of Figures and Tables

 

Introduction: Setting the Context: Family Engagement in the Digital Age

CHIP DONOHUE

 

Part I

Technology, Young Children and Family Engagement

Editor’s Introduction

 

    1. Three Perspectives on Family Engagement
      • Why Media Mentorship Matters: Equity in the 21st Century LISA GUERNSEY
      • Technology Tools for Family Engagement: The Role of Diversity EVIN CLARK
      • Why Family Engagement, Technology and Media Mentors Matter CHIP DONOHUE

 

    1. Developmentally Appropriate Technology Integration

 

SHARON HIRSCHY

 

    1. Thinking, not Stuff: Re-imagining Young Children’s Engagement with Technology and Innovation

 

JEREMY BOYLE, MELISSA BUTLER AND JUNLEI LI

Spotlight On Engagement

Message from Me – Message from Pittsburgh

 

    1. Logging In To Family Engagement in the Digital Age

 

M. ELENA LOPEZ, MARGARET CASPE AND HEATHER WEISS

 

    1. Families, Powered On – The Power of Nudges

 

RAFIQ DOSSANI AND ANAMARIE AUGER

Spotlight On Engagement

How Parents as Teachers and the USC School of Social Work Make Virtual Parent Education a Reality

 

Part II

Technology Tools and Techniques for Empowering Educators and Families

Editor’s Introduction

 

    1. "What Did Mister Rogers Do?" Fred Rogers’ Approach to Parent Engagement

 

JUNLEI LI

 

    1. Weather Forecasting in the Digital Age: Changing Childhoods

 

KATE HIGHFIELD

 

    1. Helping Children and Families Develop Healthy Media Habits

 

KRISTY GOODWIN

Spotlight On Engagement

Enabling Family Engagement at a Distance: There’s an App for That

 

    1. Digital Age Family Engagement: Supporting Parents as Media Mentors

 

DEVORAH HEITNER

 

    1. The Mediatrician’s Advice for Today’s Media Mentors

 

MICHAEL RICH AND KRISTELLE LAVALLEE

 

Part III

Innovative Approaches to Technology-Enhanced Family Engagement

Editor’s Introduction

 

    1. Selecting Digital Systems that Facilitate Family Engagement and Communication

 

FRAN SIMON

Spotlight On Engagement

A "Daily Ding" from Ready Rosie

 

    1. Sharing Media Literacy Approaches with Parents and Families

 

FAITH ROGOW AND CYNDY SCHEIBE

Spotlight On Engagement

Comienza en Casa: Family Engagement That Starts at Home

 

    1. Family Engagement Strategies for ALL Languages and Cultures

 

AMAYA GARCIA AND KAREN NEMETH

Spotlight on Engagement

Tech and Family Engagement Tips from Comienza en Casa.

 

    1. Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology: Ensuring Every Child Belongs

 

PAMELA BRILLANTE

 

    1. Children’s Librarians as Media Mentors

 

CEN CAMPBELL AND AMY KOESTER

 

    1. Public Media and Learning at Home: Engaging Families with Transmedia

 

CHIP DONOHUE with EDC/SRI, KBTC, WGBH AND WESTED

 

    1. New Allies for the Digital Age: Building a Policy and Research Infrastructure to Support Media Mentorship

 

LISA GUERNSEY AND MICHAEL LEVINE

 

Subject Index

Name Index

 

Editor

Biography

Chip Donohue, Ph.D., is Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, and Director of the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute, USA.

 

Reviews

"At its best, technology is about enhancing human interactions. The authors do an outstanding job of demonstrating the connections between research and the most effective uses of technology with families. Early childhood educators can use the experience, knowledge, and perspectives outlined in this book to advance the field’s conversations about technology."

--Rhian Evans Allvin, Executive Director, National Association for the Education of Young Children

"Don't think of this as a ‘book’ in the traditional sense. It’s more of a portal to ideas, case studies, and links that further unpackage the myth that using technology with young children is an either/or scenario. This collection of 25 diverse chapters makes it clear that being a media mentor isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition; rather, it’s a developmental process. There’s something in this book for all of us." 

--Warren Buckleitner, Ph.D., Editor of Children’s Technology Review

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Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors

Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors explores how technology can empower and engage parents, caregivers and families, and the emerging role of media mentors who guide young children and their families in the 21st century. This thought-provoking guide to innovative approaches to family engagement includes Spotlight on Engagement case studies, success stories, best practices, helpful hints for media mentors, and "learn more" resources woven into each chapter to connect the dots between child development, early learning, developmentally appropriate practice, family engagement, media mentorship and digital age technology. In addition, the book is driven by a set of best practices for teaching with technology in early childhood education that are based on the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and Fred Rogers Center joint position statement on Technology and Interactive Media.

 

Table of Contents 

Dedication

Foreword by Ellen Galinsky

Preface

Acknowledgements

Contributors

Spotlight on Engagement Profiles

Abbreviations and Acronyms

List of Figures and Tables

 

Introduction: Setting the Context: Family Engagement in the Digital Age

CHIP DONOHUE

 

Part I

Technology, Young Children and Family Engagement

Editor’s Introduction

 

    1. Three Perspectives on Family Engagement
      • Why Media Mentorship Matters: Equity in the 21st Century LISA GUERNSEY
      • Technology Tools for Family Engagement: The Role of Diversity EVIN CLARK
      • Why Family Engagement, Technology and Media Mentors Matter CHIP DONOHUE

 

    1. Developmentally Appropriate Technology Integration

 

SHARON HIRSCHY

 

    1. Thinking, not Stuff: Re-imagining Young Children’s Engagement with Technology and Innovation

 

JEREMY BOYLE, MELISSA BUTLER AND JUNLEI LI

Spotlight On Engagement

Message from Me – Message from Pittsburgh

 

    1. Logging In To Family Engagement in the Digital Age

 

M. ELENA LOPEZ, MARGARET CASPE AND HEATHER WEISS

 

    1. Families, Powered On – The Power of Nudges

 

RAFIQ DOSSANI AND ANAMARIE AUGER

Spotlight On Engagement

How Parents as Teachers and the USC School of Social Work Make Virtual Parent Education a Reality

 

Part II

Technology Tools and Techniques for Empowering Educators and Families

Editor’s Introduction

 

    1. "What Did Mister Rogers Do?" Fred Rogers’ Approach to Parent Engagement

 

JUNLEI LI

 

    1. Weather Forecasting in the Digital Age: Changing Childhoods

 

KATE HIGHFIELD

 

    1. Helping Children and Families Develop Healthy Media Habits

 

KRISTY GOODWIN

Spotlight On Engagement

Enabling Family Engagement at a Distance: There’s an App for That

 

    1. Digital Age Family Engagement: Supporting Parents as Media Mentors

 

DEVORAH HEITNER

 

    1. The Mediatrician’s Advice for Today’s Media Mentors

 

MICHAEL RICH AND KRISTELLE LAVALLEE

 

Part III

Innovative Approaches to Technology-Enhanced Family Engagement

Editor’s Introduction

 

    1. Selecting Digital Systems that Facilitate Family Engagement and Communication

 

FRAN SIMON

Spotlight On Engagement

A "Daily Ding" from Ready Rosie

 

    1. Sharing Media Literacy Approaches with Parents and Families

 

FAITH ROGOW AND CYNDY SCHEIBE

Spotlight On Engagement

Comienza en Casa: Family Engagement That Starts at Home

 

    1. Family Engagement Strategies for ALL Languages and Cultures

 

AMAYA GARCIA AND KAREN NEMETH

Spotlight on Engagement

Tech and Family Engagement Tips from Comienza en Casa.

 

    1. Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology: Ensuring Every Child Belongs

 

PAMELA BRILLANTE

 

    1. Children’s Librarians as Media Mentors

 

CEN CAMPBELL AND AMY KOESTER

 

    1. Public Media and Learning at Home: Engaging Families with Transmedia

 

CHIP DONOHUE with EDC/SRI, KBTC, WGBH AND WESTED

 

    1. New Allies for the Digital Age: Building a Policy and Research Infrastructure to Support Media Mentorship

 

LISA GUERNSEY AND MICHAEL LEVINE

 

Subject Index

Name Index

 

Editor

Biography

Chip Donohue, Ph.D., is Dean of Distance Learning and Continuing Education, and Director of the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute, USA.

 

Reviews

"At its best, technology is about enhancing human interactions. The authors do an outstanding job of demonstrating the connections between research and the most effective uses of technology with families. Early childhood educators can use the experience, knowledge, and perspectives outlined in this book to advance the field’s conversations about technology."

--Rhian Evans Allvin, Executive Director, National Association for the Education of Young Children

"Don't think of this as a ‘book’ in the traditional sense. It’s more of a portal to ideas, case studies, and links that further unpackage the myth that using technology with young children is an either/or scenario. This collection of 25 diverse chapters makes it clear that being a media mentor isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition; rather, it’s a developmental process. There’s something in this book for all of us." 

--Warren Buckleitner, Ph.D., Editor of Children’s Technology Review

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